As Twenty-Eleven draws to a close I am reflecting upon the changes to my life both personally and professionally over the past few years. 2011 was both a year of incredible opportunities and joy as well as profound loss. Here are some of the highlights.
Dave Carroll is honoured to announce that he is nominated for the 2010 East Coast Music Award for Entertainer of the Year.“I am grateful to receive the recognition from my peers and nomination for Entertainer of the Year. As 2009 comes to a close this nomination is truly a highlight of the most exciting and significant year of my career to date.
For Immediate Release(Halifax, NS) Dave Carroll is thrilled to announce that he took home two 2009 Nova Scotia Music Awards yesterday. Carroll won:Digital Artist of the Year , andVideo of the Year (for his widely popular music video United Breaks Guitars).He was also nominated for: SOCAN Songwriter of the Year and Male Artist of the Year (for his Perfect Blue recording). “I’m extremely grateful for my four nominations.
NEW YORK TIMESBy Christine NegroniOctober 28, 2009 United Airlines learned its lesson the hard way that David Carroll was not just another customer.After baggage handlers at United broke his guitar last summer and the airline refused to pay for the $1,200 repair, Mr. Carroll, a Canadian singer, created a music video titled “United Breaks Guitars” that has been viewed more than 5.8 million times. United executives met with him and promised to do better.So how was Mr.
United Airlines Song Background (short version)In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and my Taylor guitar was witnessed being thrown by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago. I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged. They didn’t deny the experience occurred but for nine months the various people I communicated with put the responsibility for dealing with the damage on everyone other than themselves and finally said they would do nothing to compensate me for my loss.
Just before the band set off to China in April, CBC television in
Halifax came out to Waverley to do a profile on volunteer firefighting
using Don and Dave Carroll, a.k.a. Sons of Maxwell, as the focus.